Sunday, April 18, 2010

Making a MakerBot


Last weekend a group of tinkerists gathered to build a MakerBot. The MakerBot was bought by Good School, and assembled by Palo Altona.

In case you want - a MakerBot is a 3D printer, capable of "printing" 3D objects out of molten plastic. It is a very fascinating technology. There is plenty of information available in the internet. One of the more fascinating projects is the RepRap, a self replicating printer, e.g. the vision is, that the RepRap will be able to print itself one day.

Or as Chris DiBona, a Google employee, said: "This is China on your desktop."

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